Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John's Band
Disc Two - NRPS -
02) Six Days On The Road
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
10)Truck Drivin' Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women
Disc Three - Electric Dead -
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05) >My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
09)>It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones
Disc Four - Electric Dead -
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin' In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a
commemoration of Mark Cohens' 2nd anniversary in heaven.
Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it
is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge
debt of gratitude. If not for Marks love of music, and love of this
band in particular, we would never had known about the Lees' Port
Chester archive. Outside of a few other brave souls known to have taped
shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judys' work from the Capitol
Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for
Marks insistance that these shows be "liberated", much of what has
previously circulated would never had been heard, and this show was one
of his favorites.
This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that
really makes you wonder, and gives you pause. A show of firsts and
lasts, and when it was all said and done, had laid to rest some old
lexicons, and created a whole new set of criteria by which the band
would be judged. Truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The
Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves, in terms of
performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the
seventies. (Much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80
redifined them for the Eighties)
This is the last official acoustic set of the 70's. Besides an improptu
set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the
light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at
the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY's
Radio City Music Hall. The final "Operator", and "Wake Up Little
Suzie", Mystery Train> My Babe (only time played), New Orleans>
Searchin', Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this
performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first
time played), and a long stretch before you hear "Baby Blue" again.
This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to
circulate only as a fragment.
Technical Notes: The original audience master cassettes (4 Ampex
C361-90) were recorded on a Sony TC124 with unknown dynamic mics,
spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The
cassette tape was baked and re-shelled, then transfered via Tascam 122
MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam DA30-II (DAT) > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR)
by John Jay Hance. Editing By Peter G. via Soundforge. No noise
reduction was applied. Audio extraction and further editing via Peak
4.0, compressed to .shn with xACT 1.3, and seeded by BoldCaptain via
Tape flutter in Baby Blue, and in Truckin'. Tape flip in Dancin' In The
Streets was was seemlessly pieced together.
Yet another reMARKable recording by Ken & Judy Lee.
A Special Thank You goes out to:
Peter G, Bold Captain, Lisa Biasi, Anne Cohen, Joe Jupille,
Torbjorn Olofsson, Jim Parzych,Rich Brunjes(yubah).
- See info file
- Port Chester, NY
- See info file
- Taped by
- Ken and Judy Lee
- Transferred by
- Capitol Theater
Subject: I said Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
From Acoustic Dead to NRPS to Electric Dead.
Subject: Awesome show!!!
Subject: Port Chester - 1970
Subject: So many rarities!!
Subject: Shooting stars
Subject: collective trip
The walk up to the first verse is ravishing especially as they return to the theme right beforehand.
Then JUST feedback from there on in. N
1969 and 1972 Dark Star's don't provide the same level of total fulfillment that this and 5/15 do.
1970 is when Jerry connects in a big way. The end of the psychedelic era is right here.
The glass is most definitely half full with this recording. Put this on your stereo before listening. Dark Star is most appreciable within the context of 1970 audience tape....
This is the best recording from the Capitol 1970 of the seven shows.
Subject: mighty acoustic set!
I feel compelled, after a few months of listening to this at work, to add to this review and say what a truly beautiful mix/recording/show this is. Even my boss, who hates the GD, heard the New Orleans/Searchin' and was like, "Hey, this is great! Who is this?" At once warm and clear, it goes beyond music and into pure sound-art: even the tape noise and slight distorted peaks here and there sound weirdly appropriate and euphonic. Easily one of my 3 favorite Dead recordings ever.
Subject: the lucky ones
Subject: Amazing to hear this again!
Subject: Astonishing Show!
Subject: sounds like
Thousands of people have grabbed this particular recording here and elsewhere. There would be so much enthusiasm for more ... thank you for sharing!
Subject: Glad to have been there.
Glad to hear the our taper descendants are still carrying the torch,(and mikes, media, batteries).
When Judy and I realized how much MAGIC was going down every night, only to evaporate as our ears stopped ringing, we made the decision to record these otherworldly experiences as best we could.
So we began at the end of the 60s and caught what we could for posterity, never dreaming of the web and all the people that would end up listening to our work for, well, forever, I hope. We're still out there, going to shows and keeping the light glowing. "Unable to walk, I will crawl, crawl, crawl..." Well, with a broken back, I'm not shaking my bones the way I could, but I'm still smiling.
Subject: keep on truckin
Subject: Good Ol,,,,,,,,
Subject: Happy And Humbled
This audience recording is warm and balanced with lots of funny audience interaction. The show contains many rarities like My Babe, Mystery Train, New Orleans and Searchin'.
An all time version of Morning Dew kicks off the second set and an incredible version of Its All Over Now Baby Blue is played. The level of playing is beyond the pale. Its a long show, but you NEED to hear at least the Dark Star>Main Ten>Dancing In The Street followed by NFA>GDTRFB>NFA>Good Lovin'>Drums>Good Lovin'.
Truly one of their finest hours ever.
Subject: thank you so much!
Subject: Marty loses to Ken Lee
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